Valentine's Day Gifts Inspired by
the Five Love Languages

This Valentine’s Day, discover the secret to a love that lasts. In his book, “The 5 Love Languages,” Dr. Gary Chapman outlines five distinct languages in which we give and receive love. Often partners don’t “speak” the same language, and it creates a void or conflict. But when you understand how your partner receives love, it can be relationship bliss!

Hit the mark this Valentine's Day with the perfect gift. Read on for gift ideas for every language.

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Words of Affirmation

“Love Story” was wrong, love DOES mean you say sorry, and other nice things. Affirming your true love is all about being thoughtful and genuine. It’s not only important that your partner hears “I love you,” but also why.

Gift Ideas:

  • ❥ Send love notes with unexpected phrasing (You are a tiger in a world of house cats!)
  • ❥ Give your partner sincere compliments about specific things.
  • ❥ Fill an antique jar or box with all the reasons you love your partner written on slips of paper.
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Quality Time

According to Dr. Chapman, “This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention.” Time is a strong communicator of love, especially in a world full of distractions.

Gift Ideas:

  • ❥ Put away all your devices and talk to your partner about their dreams for the evening – dream job, dream vacation, etc.
  • ❥ Take a class together to learn something new. It can be anything from rock climbing to wine tasting.
  • ❥ Plan a romantic getaway to a unique or memorable spot. You don’t have to break the bank, try being a tourist in your own town.
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Receiving Gifts

This love language can be tricky to figure out. It’s important to differentiate that it’s not the same as materialism. The gift can be simple, and cost isn’t the point, it’s the thought or effort behind it. Ideally, the gift will show that you know your partner. And don’t rule out small, everyday kindnesses...they mean a lot!

Gift Ideas:

  • ❥ Shop for the perfect piece of jewelry whether it’s sweet or sentimental, functional or funky.
  • ❥ Bring home a favorite treat – chocolate or otherwise – in some indulgent form.
  • ❥ Deliver fresh flowers just because. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple bunch or an elaborate bouquet.
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Acts of Service

What can you do to make your partner's life easier? For this love language, actions DO speak louder than words. What may seem like a mundane task to you could make a world of difference to your partner, and when done right, is an earnest expression of love.

Gift Ideas:

  • ❥ Surprise your partner with breakfast in bed. Gourmet skills are not required, granola and orange juice are appreciated too!
  • ❥  Purchase a few hours of house cleaning, either as a one time gift or an ongoing arrangement.
  • ❥  Fill the car with gas without being asked. (You can throw in a car wash for good measure.)
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Physical Touch

The language of “physical touch” is not all about sexual intimacy. If this is your partner’s love language, the warm fuzzies they get from touch helps him/her feel connected to you and is crucial to their overall feeling of contentment and well-being.

Gift Ideas:

  • ❥ Give a simple back rub after a stressful day.
  • ❥ Arrange for a spa visit, massage, or full day of pampering. If “physical touch” is your language too, a couple’s massage would be a double win.
  • ❥ Hold hands whenever you can.
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